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    July 8, 2011
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>> this is "bbc world news." funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and uniobank. >> union bank has put its global expertise to work for a wide range of companies.
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what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> no stone left unturned. david cameron announces two inquiries into the phone hacking scandal as political pressure mounts. the press, police, and politicians face scrutiny. is this a watershed moment for britain's political culture? >> you can downplay it and denied that the problem is a deep, or accept the seriousness of the situation and deal with it. i want to deal with it. these inquiries, i believe, give chance for a fresh start and i want to take it. >> welcome to gmt.
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so in the program -- south sudan on the brink of nationhood. good will, but will it last? an appeal for emergency funds for the horn of africa. hundreds of thousands abandon their homes. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 9:00 p.m. in sydney. prime minister david cameron has announced two investigations into what he calls the disgusting phone hacking scandal, which has sent shockwaves through the country's political culture. pledged to get to the truth of what happened to, but also to clean up the culture. within minutes, police confirmed the rest of the former editor of the "news of the world" who was
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hired by mr. cameron to be his communications chief. >> one former "news of the world" employee and calls for her resignation. today, it's another. he went on to be director of communications. >> he resigned from the "news of the world" because of the things that happened on his watch. i decided to give him a second chance. no one has raised concerns about how he did his job for me. the second chance did not work out and he resigned all over again. the decision to hire him was mine and mine alone and i take full responsibility. >> the prime minister in gave a news conference to announce the details of two independent public inquiries into the behavior of the media. it will start after the police investigation into alleged phone hacking. another inquiry into the future of the press will start this summer. >> on the watch of labor
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leaders and conservative leaders, politicians and the press have spent time courting support, not confronting the problems. it is on my watch that the music has stopped. i'm saying loud and clear that things have got to change. >> yesterday, after the damaging revelations and the withdrawal by one big company after another in advertising, executives at news international decided to close "news of the world." >> it has been a great investor and media in general. it's something we believe very strongly in. clearly, certain activities did not live up to the standards. that's a matter of great regret for me personally and for the company. >> allegations have called into question the ongoing takeover of firm.by rupert murdoch's >> the notion that today, next
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week, in september, this will be waived through by executives at news corp. does not meet the test of public consent. there's no doubt about that. >> the prime minister stop to his guns. he said the culture secretary has to follow legal guidelines. for the hundreds of staffers of "news of the world" -- the future is equally unclear. >> our political correspondent joins us from west mr. let's start with david cameron. this appeared to be as attempt to get out in front of this unfolding scandal, crisis. do you think he has succeeded? >> a very strong performance from david cameron. he talks about that practices in the press and almost doing a mea
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culpa. he still -- the question of andy coulson and why he hired him in the first place. he was asked time and time again what specific conversations he had with andy coulson. distanceng to put some between his former communications and himself. >> also, top people at the news international empire, including rebecca brooks. she's a former editor of "news of the world." did mr. cameron give a signal about her? >> that's the interesting part of this paris conference -- of this press conference. he did call for her to quit, but
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he did it in a clever way. said that if he was rupert murdoch, he would have expected her resignation yesterday. he's careful to not get involved in the running of a private company. he was effectively calling for her to go. the only problem for mr. cameron here is that the opposition has been calling for her to go for days. it does make the prime minister look like he is a bit behind the curve. >> mr. camera and talking about changing the political pollster -- mr. cameron was talking about changing the political culture. >> he made it clear that the era of self regulation of the press is coming to an end. the complaint commission is probably -- its days will be numbered, basically. there's an element to the two
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public increase that looks at press regulation. it's clear that something big will have to change. >> thank you very much for joining us. let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines today. syria has accused the u.s. of involvement in the anti- government protests that begun four months ago. a syrian officials said a u.s. visit to the city of hama was proof of american attempts to escalate the situation. the state department said robert ford will stay in hama. pakistan has responded to comments by america's highest rank military officer that it sanctioned the killing of a pakistani journalist in may. pakistani government spokesman said the comments -- extremely
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irresponsible. in cape canaveral, florida, a space shuttle atlantis' liftoff for the last time, but the weather may have a say. storms threatened to delay a launch. the program is coming to an end. britain's disasters emergency committee is the latest agency to launch an appeal for funds to tackle the food crisis in east africa. hundreds of thousands of people are streaming out of the worst areas of somalia into refugee camps in other parts of the region. 1300 people are seeking help. it has become the biggest camp in the world with a population of 350,000 people. own is there. >> they flock here in the thousands.
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somali refugees are desperate to escape civil war and now their latest curse, drought. infants are the weakest of the new arrivals. there's not much of them to measure. their tiny bodies are ravaged by malnutrition and dehydration. she is a nurse from switzerland. every day she saves lives here. sometimes her patients die and she grieves for them. >> i tried to do something, but outside, you cannot do anything. he died in my arms. it's really hard. >> so many people are flooding in. there's not enough food, water, or shelter. relief workers are struggling to cope. >> the camp is growing all the time and it is becoming increasingly overcrowded and
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unsanitary, as well. aid agencies are stretched to the very limit. more people are arriving with every day that passes, with over thousands of them fleeing civil war and droughts in their native somalia. no one here has any intention of going home anytime soon. >> still to come on gmt -- monsters of the deep running the english coast. don't worry. it was 155 million years ago, but we look at the latest scientific revelations. >> dugard, the woman who spent 18 years held captive in a back garden in california has told american tv that the children she bore made her feel less alone.
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speaking exclusively to diane sawyer of abc, jaycee said she does not know how she managed to survive the whole experience. >> an astonishing story of survival. she was controlled, manipulated, and raped. at the age of 14, dugard gave birth to her first child alone in a squalid backyard prison. >> you are alone and no one is there. having a baby in a backyard. >> yes, i did. very painful. then i saw her. she's beautiful. i felt like i was not alone anymore. >> in her book, "a stolen life"
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she goes into for their part wrenching detail. she wants to talk about her ordeal to show others they can endure tough situations and survive. >> you cannot imagine being beaten to death. you cannot imagine being kidnapped and raped. you just do what you have to do to survive. >> jaycee reunited with her mother. she said she now wants to embrace new opportunities for herself and her children. bbc news, los angeles. >> this is gmt from "bbc world news." i am george alagiah, with a world of news and opinion. -- i am stephen sackur. prime minister david cameron said there will be an inquiry into the phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the
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best-selling sunday newspaper, the "news of the world." time now for the business news. the top story is, of course, the phone hacking scandal. it involves news international. tell me what the business implications are for news international? >> the latest revelations over this scandal and the sell-off or the getting rid of -- at the end of the day for the murdoch empire, this is a numbers game. if you take a look at "news of the world" -- they made $1 billion in sales. it's an outpost for the murdoch empire. the group had sales of $33 billion and a profit of $640 two
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million. where they make their money is not newspapers, but television. the fox network contributed that figure, $15 billion. that's almost half of the sales. that's the reason the murdoch empire is so interesting. these satellite broadcaster in the u.k. has sales of $8 billion. it's a lot of people are speculating that this will move with "news of the world" is part of the plan to secure bskyb. let me touch on some of the other stories. a lot of optimism. we like that. a lot of optimism about america's job report in just about an hour. it has already lifted the stock markets. there's a lot of hope that the unemployment figure will be an improvement from last month's dismal numbers. analysts expect the jobless rate
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to remain the same, currently at 9.1%. ing financial markets -- wide there's likely to be such an increase. --i think it's part to the the related to energy. also, the implications of the japanese earthquake. those situations are changing. gasoline prices have fallen. the japanese supplier issues are unwinding, as well. mortgage rates and the u.s. have fallen. that is all providing stimulus. hopefully, if we get good jobs numbers today, that will provide a much better second half to the u.s. economy. >> today, president obama has met congressional leaders at the white house for another round of
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negotiations on raising the debt ceiling. republicans and democrats have to agree on a deal by early august or, quite simply, the government will run out of money. president obama says the two sides are still far apart. he was a deal in place by july 22 to allow time to pass the bill. billionaire investor warren buffett has moved another step towards giving away 99% of his wealth, as he pledged in 2006. the world's third richest man has given away $1.8 billion, with most of it going to the bill and melinda gates foundation. 4.3% ins exports rose may, hitting almost 90 billion euros, which is much better than expected. let's take a look at the markets. we start off in asia. one story the markets are
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focused on at the moment. the u.s. jobs numbers. in asia, stocks are set for the third consecutive week of gains. again, on expectations of some good u.s. jobs numbers. the reason we are expecting the numbers -- yesterday, from adp, the private payroll organization, came out with the numbers that for the month of june, 157,000 jobs were added to the private the euro. that's a good indication of what we could see today. >> in 10 hours, the republic of south sudan will become the world's newest nation. the people of southern sudan voted overwhelmingly for independence from the north. as the deadline draws closer, southerners living in the northern part of the country are living in huge numbers. my colleague joins us from sudan's capital. tell me what the atmosphere is
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like as they watched what was their southern territory -- prepared to leave them behind. >> no celebrations, no banners. all that is going on in some farewell parties. what is the move? it is fairly mixed. people fall into three groups. those who say, "what a shame the south is breaking away. there are those who say to not blame them because they're so much hatred between the two parts of sudan. there are those people who expressed the fact that they think the southerners might have buyer's remorse and they may seek reunification with the north, like east and west germany. a lot of people simply say --
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what a shame. sudan will no longer be the afr. togoes from #aruntnumber one three. >> there are difficult areas still in working out the relationship, and not least about oil. there's some concern about whether the border is delineated in a way that will last. where are those disputes right now? >> i think you're referring to the disputed border region. both sides claim it. for the time being, it's felt that has been dealt with. there was agreement between them. they decided to have a joint group administrating the territory. it's all a bit confusing.
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there has been a lot of violence between people in this part of northern sudan who supported the southern sudanese people's liberation army. as you said, the big issue of oil. economically, they're very dependent on oil. about 75% of sudan's oil revenues comes from the south. they will have to finalize those agreements. >> zeinab badawi, take all for joining us. we will hear lots more from you in the coming hours. for now, we will shift north to egypt. five months after mubarak was toppled from power, public discontent is bubbling again inside egypt. many people are not happy with the slow pace of change and the lack of justice for those killed and injured in clashes with security forces. thousands are expected to take
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the streets this friday to call for "the completion of their revolution." i'm joined now by jon leyne in cairo. first of all, what's the scene in tahrir square, where i know there was a plan for a huge demonstration. what is happening? >> thousands have already taken to the streets. many thousands. we are back to the days of february. tahrir square behind me is absolutely full of people and there are still people streaming in. who knows what the numbers are? they're certainly in the many tens of thousands. people are saying the second revolution. somebody said tonight, "this is our second revolution." they are also talking about setting up a camp, once again, and not leaving until they get their demands. this is a confrontation i think many of us expected to happen. course, when president hosni mubarak went, many of the people
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running the country did not go. many people are still there in power. >> we are looking at some pictures while you speak of the crowds in tahrir square. the looks relatively cocalm. there have been fears of violent confrontation. do you think that my uncle today -- do you think that might unfold today? >> the police and army decided to stay away. i would not expect that would happen. the fear is that troublemakers' might be in the crowd. the former president hosni mubarak security people. there have been very angry confrontations and other towns and cities.
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for example, there's been a tough confrontation because police officers accused of killing members of protesters during the revolution were released on bail before they were tried. >> jon leyne, thank you very much for joining us from cairo. not the greatest line, but thank you for giving us the latest from tahrir square. when it was discovered, it looked like a lump of rock. it took two years of painstaking work to clean up skull of one of the biggest sea monsters that ever lived on this planet. now it is ready to go on display. our science reporter has been finding out more. >> a monster of our ancient seas revealed in its glory. it was the most fear some predator the earth has seen. this belongs to one of the biggest ever found.
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when it roll into the ocean 155 million years ago, it would have ruled everything else. scientists estimate it would have measured up to 18 meters long. it would have devoured anything and everything in its path. when there were reports of its discovery years ago, it did not look like much. after some painstaking work, the skull has finally emerged from the casing. >> scientists are excited about what is being revealed. >> i have looked at some of the papers that described animals and it looked different. this is much more massive than much more robust. to actually determine if it is something new is a whole study in its own right. i would not be surprised if we were standing here in a year looking at something that is new science. >> a treasure trove of fossils'.
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it was found by a local person. the body is missing, but he would love to find it. >> that would be amazing. if that creature is around, you could fill the whole museum. it is massive. it's mind blowing. >> even without its body, this monster is finally ready to meet its public. it's going on display in countyter at dorset museum. >> before we go, a quick reminder of our top story on gmt. prime minister david cameron has announced that a judge-led public inquiry will be set up to investigate the phone hacking scandal that led to the closure of the "news of the world"
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newspaper. that is it for us. thank you for watching. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its
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